10/25/2012 10:36 am ET Updated Dec 25, 2012

Sulzberger Expresses Support For Mark Thompson, Incoming Chief Executive

Mark Thompson, the incoming chief executive of The New York Times Company, who has been under scrutiny this week in connection with a burgeoning scandal at the BBC, received enthusiastic support Thursday from Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the chairman of the company and publisher of The New York Times.
In a letter to the Times staff to discuss third-quarter financial results, Mr. Sulzberger said he and the board of directors believed Mr. Thompson possessed "high ethical standards and is the ideal person to lead our Company."